Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group

Welcome

 

Our Mission

MDS Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders.

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Interdisciplinary Care Specialties

HP-SIG appoints new leaders for Section roles

We are pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected for Leadership Roles with the HP-SIG:

  • Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte, PT, PhD
    Co-Chair, Pan American Section of the HP-SIG
    Dr. Piemonte will serve as Co-chair with Dr. Hanneke Kalf, Co-Chair of the HP-SIG-European Section, and Victor McConvey, Chair of the HP-SIG and HP-SIG-Asian & Oceanian Section. Ruth Hagestuen will serve as a resource to Dr. Piemonte as past-Chair of the HP-SIG-Pan American Section.
     
  • John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP
    Chair, Website Editorial Group of the HP-SIG
    Mariella Graziano will serve as a resource to John as past-Chair of the Website group.
     
  • Amy Lemen, LCSW
    Chair, Education Committee of the HP-SIG
    This is a new role and will share and discuss ideas and initiatives with the HP-SIG Chair and Co-Chair, Victor McConvey and Hanneke Kalf.

     

Message from the Webpage Editor

Mariella Graziano, BSc (Hons), Physiotherapist - Luxembourg
Read the March 2015 Report

HP SIG Basecamp Meetings

Read Basecamp Posts and Minutes for 2015 and 2016
 

Updates from the Sub-Sections

MDS HP-SIG Asian and Oceanian Section (HP-SIG-AOS)

Read the March report from the Chair and the report from the 4th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

MDS HP-SIG Pan American Section (HP-SIG-PAS)

Read the March report update from Health Professionals in the Pan American Section

 

News for Health Professionals

Articles

Living with Parkinson's and the Emerging Role of Occupational Therapy (By Jelka Jansa and Ana Aragon)

Guidelines

European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease

The European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease is now available!

Identified as “…a unique and challenging collaboration, with a great product as a result. The Guideline will be helpful to all involved in Parkinson care who support evidence-based patient-centred care,” by Dr. Samyra Keus, who lead the development.

Currently the Guideline is available in English and comes in four parts:

  1. The Guideline:  Mainly for physiotherapists, covers the background on Parkinson’s disease and health management, physiotherapy core areas and rationale, and evidence for categories of interventions.
  2. Information for People with Parkinson’s disease:  This document offers self-management support and how to get the best out of physiotherapy care.
  3. Information for Clinicians: This document identifies when to refer to physiotherapy and what to expect.
  4. Information to the Development and Scientific Justification of the Guideline: This provides insight in the barriers and facilitators of current care and details to measurement tools and the GRADE-based recommendations.

Translations into German, Dutch and other languages are under way.

Read more about the Guidelines development initiative and sponsorship here. For questions about the European Guidelines for Parkinson’s Disease, please contact Samyra Keus, PT.

News Archives


Movement Disorders Book Reviews

The MDS Health Professionals Special Interest Group is pleased to share book reviews of Movement Disorders publications pertaining to health professionals: 

HP SIG Leadership

Victor McConvey

 

Victor McConvey, RN, MACN - Chair
Sydney Australia


Hanneke Kalf

 

Hanneke Kalf - Co-Chair
Nijmegen, Netherlands

 

Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte

Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte
Co-Chair, Pan American Section
São Paulo, Brazil
 

Join MDS

As a Health Professional (Non-Physician), you may become a member of MDS for a joining fee of $100/$175* U.S. annually.

Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.

* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription to Movement Disorders for an additional fee.

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